Suffolk based JMS Engineers in the running for two ProCon awards

Suffolk based JMS Engineers in the running for two ProCon awards

We’re pleased to announce that JMS Engineers, with headquarters based in Brightwell, Suffolk, are up for two categories at Leicestershire’s prestigious ProCon awards this year. Judges will soon visit both Lutterworth Museum and Reynard House, to decide whether we’re through to the final three in the small non-residential and large residential categories.

The original Lutterworth Museum was located in a shop, with limited floor space to show off the legendary spitfire engines designed by famed RAF engineer Sir Frank Whittle. The JMS team created the civil and structural designs for an all-new bespoke building to house these important historical artifacts, alongside a visitor café and a large office space.

The brief was challenging, not least due to significant medieval archaeology on the site, poor ground conditions, and the surrounding conservation area. The site was also surrounded on all sides by historic buildings, making space extremely tight. We took on these challenges with low-vibration piled foundations to avoid damage to adjacent buildings, and ensured the finished build blended seamlessly into its surrounding landscape.

When judges visit Reynard House, they’ll find a seven-story living space, teeming with hundreds of students, across 287 bedrooms, and plenty of ground floor communal space. But a year ago, all that existed on this site was a derelict office block. Our design work, which re-used much of the existing frame and foundations, meant construction only took twelve months. Great for the developer’s budget, while delivering a premium-feel living space, with an exterior that elevates the look of the local area.

JMS Civils Production Director Bhavin Parmar is delighted to see his team’s hard work being recognised at this level:

“I’m excited that the ProCon judges will be coming out to visit us not once, but twice. Both projects were very different, and getting nods in each category shows that we’re capable of meeting any challenge when it comes to the built landscape. Whether that’s limited budgets, tight space, or stringent planning permissions. We took these challenges in our stride, and delivered for our partners, clients, and the people who now get to enjoy these buildings. And as always, we had one eye on the future, with SuDS that will keep these buildings resilient against climate change for many decades to come.”

The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Thursday 9th November at The King Power Stadium, Leicestershire

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